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BREAKING NEWS! CANADIAN FEDS SHUT DOWN PEI TABLESTOCK SHIPMENTS TO USA BECAUSE …

BREAKING NEWS! CANADIAN FEDS SHUT DOWN PEI TABLESTOCK SHIPMENTS TO USA BECAUSE OF ‘POTATO WART.’ After the recent October discovery of the fungus ‘Potato Wart’ on two farms in Prince Edward Island – the fourth episode in the past twenty years – CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) suspended the shipment of seed potatoes to the USA while still allowing PEI table and process stock entry.
Now, under pressure from its primary trading partner, the Canadian Feds have issued a Ministerial Order effective immediately which shuts down the US Border to PEI Tablestock potatoes, in addition to seed. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/statement-by-the-honourable-marie-claude-bibeau-on-potato-wart-in-prince-edward-island-825799826.html
Understanding that in the Wild-West-potato-business some “Tablestock” surreptitiously ends up getting planted as ‘seed stock,’ this is a reasonable precaution to keep Potato Wart out of American soils.
Potato Wart resting spores can remain dangerous and viable in soil for 70 years. Caleb, Megan & Jim



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